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Surviving Mercury In Retrograde

Maria Flynn
Written by Maria Flynn

Don’t worry.  The sky isn’t falling…but by the reactions of some of your friends, you might think so!  Mercury in retrograde offers hidden gems if you know how to use this time correctly.

What is Mercury in Retrograde?

According to Starchild, Retrograde motion is an APPARENT change in the movement of the planet through the sky. It is not REAL in that the planet does not physically start moving backwards in its orbit. It just appears to do so because of the relative positions of the planet and Earth and how they are moving around the Sun.

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What does this mean for you?

Well… have you heard the term, “As above, so below” ?  It was recorded in the Hermetic texts from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, which states: “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing.”

Our cosmic relationship with the planets and the heavens exists and when you’re aware of it, then so much more love and attention can be harnessed in ways that otherwise might go unnoticed—and then given to the things that will move the needle, and create positive shifts and a life you want (created by you).

Planning and preparation can make all the positive difference for you.  Not planning and preparing may put you in an unnecessary flow of FUNK (brought on by you or others).

1. Eliminate Elective Surgeries.

Unless it’s an emergency, simply choose not to have elective surgeries during this time.  If you can’t get around this…it’s OK… breathe.  Practice energy release exercises, and protect your energy.  Read more about protecting your energy.

2. Reduce Travel.

Unless it’s an emergency, keep travel to a minimum.  If you can, don’t plan any big trips and use this time to maybe try a staycation. 🙂 If you must travel, bring a map just in case, because…read #3. 🙂

Mercury in Retrograde offers a time to go within, get quiet, and listen.  What do you need?  Are you supporting yourself to level up in your life or have you been staying the same?  Are you choosing to live small or is there something burning within you that desperately wants attention?

Reduce the get-up and go and choose quiet-time to reflect, try a new meditation, or simply journal your thoughts.

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3. Back Up Your Computer.

Electronics have been known to go wonky during this time, so this makes it a perfect time to back up your computer. It’s a good habit anyway, right?

4. Schedule.

Foggy brain or absent-mindedness tends to happen during Mercury in Retrograde.  So, do yourself a favor and schedule and even set reminders.

5. Communicate With Love.

Because most everyone gets the icky “feels” during this time, it may impact communication.  Love more, use positive vocabulary more, or exercise the power of the pause before diarrhea of the mouth takes over.

It’s not unusual that plans or projects get rescheduled or canceled.  People chicken out of commitments and more.


What falls away from you may simply be that hidden gift you didn’t realize needed to happen.  YOU GOT THIS!

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Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn is the founder of One Wise Life as well as writer, coach, and creator of Your Energy Makeover, Spirituality For The Stubborn Soul Membership, and ABUNDANCE Bootcamp 3-Week Intensive. Maria has transformed her own life using the same methods she teaches her students to overcome and heal from abuse, obesity, and depression.

Maria has impacted the lives of millions through her online programs and social media presence. Maria has created a space for others to find self-love, self-discovery, self-improvement, and a renewed trust in their own intuition that answers the inner ache for those wanting more meaning and fulfillment in life.

Maria's purpose is to educate individuals to the reality that everyone (no exceptions) is a Sacred Thumbprint of the Universe (an extension and expression of the Universe) and therefore have an innate ability to work in HARMONYwith the Universe by integrating their own Spiritual Force supporting the creation of joyful, successful, meaningful, and ABUNDANT lifestyles. Maria's proven that her real and practical approach and systems work with clients around the world who've experienced massive breakthroughs.